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Article 36 – Conveyances on Sale

By: Jonathan A. Stevenson This lesson provides information on: The Pre-Contract Stage The Contract Stage Completion Documents Title Search The Conveyance Stage According to the Black’s Law Dictionary (6th ed.), a conveyance refers to the transfer of title to land from one person, or class of persons, to another by Deed. Conveyancing is defined therein as the act of performing the various functions relating to the transfer of real property. In this article, we will examine the conveyancing process for the sale of land, particularly the three main stages of a transaction: The Pre-Contract Stage; The Contract Stage: and The Conveyance Stage. This article will be focused on the Common Law System...

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George: Don’t shut down every time cases rise

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George says the country has to find ways to “creatively and meaningfully live with the virus” and while he understands that the government must take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 it’s not enough to just shut down the economy when cases increase. The Tobago Chamber head is once again calling for mass vaccination which he said is the key to economic recovery. Responding almost immediately to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement of additional COVID-19 restrictions yesterday, the prominent attorney said he believes that the only way to manage the economy while navigating...

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Article 35 – Quantum of Damages Payable in Motor Vehicular Collisions – Remedies

By: Jonathan A. Stevenson This lesson provides information on: The Principles of Recoverability General Damages Loss of Amenities Loss of Future Earnings Loss of Earning Capacity Future Medical Expenses Special Damages Medical Expenses Loss of Earnings Damage to and Destruction to Property Traveling Expenses Domestic Assistance Interest Motor vehicular accidents are unexpected, but certainly possible, they are events that can occur daily. They range from simple fender benders that have minor impacts on people’s lives, to collisions which can leave persons severely injured, crippled or dead. The question that arises in these cases is what legal remedies are available to those people who suffer injuries, losses, and damages as a result of these motor vehicular...

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By: Ashelle Edwards Attorney-at-Law  Martin Anthony George & Co. This lesson provides information on: Ascertaining the Assets and Liabilities Solvency or Insolvency of the Estate Insolvent Estates Agreement between the LPR and Creditors Administration under Direction of the Court Administration Under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act Ch 9:70 Order of Payment of Debts Funeral, Testamentary and Administration Expenses Secured Creditor/Secured Debt Preferred Debt Ordinary Debt Deferred Debt Solvent Estates- Intestacy Solvent Estates- Testate A. Introduction  After a Legal Personal Representative (hereinafter referred to as “LPR”) of a deceased’s estate has obtained a Grant of Representation, that being either a Grant of Probate to an Executor, a Grant of Letters of Administration with Will Annexed or a Grant of Letters...

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Article 33 – Legal Topic – Double Jeopardy

By: Jonathan A. Stevenson        Attorney-at-Law        Martin Anthony George & Co. The double jeopardy rule is commonly utilized in criminal proceedings and industrial relations matters. Per this rule, a person who has been acquitted of an offence should not be tried again in respect of the same offence. In this article, we will explore the meaning and effect of the double jeopardy rule, and will provide a holistic view of the same by examining its exceptions. The double jeopardy rule has been applied in the Courts for centuries. Recognition of this was had by the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago in...

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